ABMA Announces Webinar Series: “Good Jobs Enable Core Innovation And Supply-Chain Partnering”

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has unveiled a new webinar series, titled “Good Jobs Enable Core Innovation And Supply-Chain Partnering,” featuring esteemed presenter Bruce Merrifield. The three-part series will delve into critical strategies that empower companies to navigate the challenges of the ever-evolving manufacturing landscape.

The manufacturing industry is no stranger to continuous expansion as businesses seek growth through increasing product portfolios and customer bases. However, the rising complexity and diminishing incremental profits in this pursuit require a reevaluation of approaches.

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ABMA 2024 Convention Room Block Now Open

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced the room block is now open for the 107th Annual ABMA Convention to be held at the Omni Resort in picturesque Amelia Island, Florida, March 19-22, 2024. This year the convention will follow a Tuesday-Friday pattern instead of the usual Wednesday-Saturday schedule.

ABMA attendees are eligible for a discounted group rate of $349 per night, which will be available three days before and after the convention dates, allowing guests to extend their stay and enjoy everything that Amelia Island has to offer. To secure your reservation at the discounted group rate, it is recommended that you book early, as availability is limited.

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Brush Manufacturers and Suppliers Attend 63rd Annual Victor F Miller Memorial Golf Tournament

The Mill-Rose Company held the 63rd annual Victor F. Miller Memorial Golf Tournament at Shaker Heights Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Brush manufacturers and suppliers from around the world gathered for the annual event honoring The Mill-Rose Company’s past president, Victor F. Miller.

The golf event serves as the culmination of activities the week before where brush company representatives renew alliances, and discuss business trends and opportunities for the brush manufacturing industry. Brushes manufactured by these companies are used in virtually every type of industry around the world. Applications include makeup/mascara brushes, hair brushes, floor sweeping and polishing brushes, gun cleaning brushes, car wash brushes, copier toner brushes, brooms, paint brushes, and special brushes used in the medical field.

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Filament Winding Experts from Roth Composite Machinery’s Present at JEC World

Filament winding experts presented at the leading trade fair JEC World in April

The filament winding experts from Roth Composite Machinery traveled to Paris for JEC World to present an innovative automation concept for reliable fiber changes as well as the new special winding software “µRoWin.” The composites industry event was held April 25-27, 2023 and Roth Composite Machinery attended with an international team of experts from Germany, the U.S., Korea and China and presented its service portfolio as well as its latest innovations.

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Creativeworld: European Retailer Pathways to the Chinese Market

Creativeworld is offering an online event “Future Retail – Focus on China” on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, from 10:00 to 10.55 a.m. CET, organized in conjunction with their Chinese subsidiary. Industry experts Beryl Hsu and Wayne Xiang will be featured in the event to provide new and exciting insights on what is happening in the Chinese Home & Living market right now and the opportunities it offers for European retailers.

This is the second Digital Academy session offered by the Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld online events will all be available on the new platform consumergoods.digital.messefrankfurt.com.  The Digital Academy offers additional benefits such as the matchmaking function, which allows the exchange of information with users all year round.

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ISSA Show 2023 Opens Industry-Wide Registration

ISSA Show North America 2023, the annual tradeshow that brings together leaders from the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning community, is open for industry-wide registration. The event showcases the latest products and innovations, engaging education, and numerous networking opportunities to help people grow their businesses and advance their careers. Industry members are encouraged to register now for the event taking place November 13–16, 2023, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“ISSA Show North America brings the industry together like no other cleaning industry event,” says ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “It’s the premiere place to learn, network, celebrate, discover new products, and ultimately guide the cleaning industry to a brighter future.”

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FEIBP Highlights Exciting Updates for 2023 Congress in Belfast

FEIBP Gears Up for the 63rd Congress: Leadership and Packaging Waste Legislation in Focus

The European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) has announced new updates for the 63rd FEIBP Congress featuring an array of engaging topics for its members. The highly anticipated 63rd FEIBP Congress is scheduled to take place from September 20-22, 2023, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This year’s congress will delve into two critical themes shaping the industry: leadership and packaging waste legislation. The Congress will feature two distinguished keynote speakers who will share their expertise and insights:

  1. Dorcas Crawford: “The isolated leader” – No man is an island.
  2. Emma Trevor, Valpak: EU Packaging regulations.

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New IHA Report says Consumer-Centric Approach is Key for 2023

Following unprecedented demand during the pandemic years, the home and housewares industry finds itself at a unique inflection point in 2023. Suppliers and retailers are wondering how to stay engaged with customers, how to meet their quickly changing needs and what will inspire them to buy in challenging financial times. The International Housewares Association (IHA) has just released its 2023 IHA Market Watch Report, which is designed to assist the home and housewares industry with connecting to consumer values. As consumers adjust to a post-pandemic world, this report revisits five key drivers or motivating factors in consumers’ purchase decisions for home and housewares products: Wellness, Time, Space, Experience and Responsibility.

The report is based on the IHA Market Watch Survey, whose results illustrate how consumers are feeling, what they want, what they need and what motivates them to buy items for their homes. It also sheds light on what consumers learned during the pandemic, what habits or values endure and how they see their home lives evolving in the coming year. Each section of the report contains data and analysis, as well as suggestions for ways that both product developers and retailers can connect with consumers in 2023.

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